Words from the Poem, Blue (taken from the book, Other Silent Days) Artwork by Heather Carr
I will be sharing more snippets from the book over the coming weeks and months, and will keep you updated on how it is coming together and how/when you can get your copy.
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Working on my new poetry book this morning. 📖 I am amazed that after almost 4 years of writing these poems I can look upon them as if they were poems by another writer. I know I wrote them, yet here they are after all this time separate from me in someway. I am amazed and humbled I have been given this gift of creativity and communication. I so desperately want to share these things with the world, not to be famous or rich (although making enough money to be able to be a full time writer is the goal) but to bring joy, light and happiness to people. To offer emotional support to those out there that think they are alone. This will ensure my gift is not wasted.
My work often explores the theme of love and often I look at the darker elements of life, the disappointments and heartaches. But out of all that comes faith, positivity, hope and love. Yes, I write first and foremost to please myself, but it is my hope that my work can provide hope and warmth to people who feel that they have none. That they are not alone in how they feel.
Many of the poems in what is to be a large single volume of work have been shared to Facebook and other sites before. Some of you will have read them and even requested that they all be put in a book one day. Well they are being, and sometime next year you will, should you wish to, be able to own a copy of them.
I feel very strongly that because a vast number of these poems have been shared before that they in someway belong to you as much as me. That is why I will be selling the book at cost. No profit will be taken by me from the sale of this book. I want as many of you as possible to be able to read and enjoy the work I have produced and hope that you will all come along with me as I take the next step in my writing career. There are many exciting projects I have the wish to participate in and I would love if those of you that feel a kinship to my work could enjoy the fruits of those projects too.
Life for me has been a rough ocean these passed 4 years, though calm seas never made a great sailor, and I now see the sunrise and the promise of tranquil bays. I am so grateful for the challenges I have faced. So happy and thankful that I got to meet so many wonderful people along the way. I think the title of the book really captures my feeling on this time. It is to be called: Other Silent Days.
On the 10th July 2015 I will be releasing my first ever audiobook, Poems Vol 1. The poems I read and recorded for this cd album are taken from a cross section of my poetry books, seven of which are from the upcoming collections Poetrybox Vol I to IV and are currently unreleased. There are 22 performances in total and they were recorded between April and June of this year.
Although I have done my best to select poems that fit together despite being from several collections and periods of time, each poem has its own personality, and I have tried to honour that in the production, preferring to capture an individual atmosphere and feel rather than record them all uniformly.
Each package is printed in full colour and put together by hand by yours truly. No mass production involved. The card for the cd case is made from 100% recycled materials and the printed card both attached to the front, back and the inlay are sourced from responsible and recycled sources. The CD is a beautiful vinyl style with a black data side to carry the retro feel for vinyl lovers and each one is hand signed by myself.
I don’t currently have a store set up on my website, so if you are interested in having your own copy of this please private message me. Each album is £5 + postage and packaging (prices included at the bottom of this post) and each one made to order.
Here is a sneak peek at the package with artwork by Heather Carr and the poem, Trees, Autumn from the album:
Postage Prices: UK £1, Europe £2.50 and Rest of the World £3
I am hard at work on a new volume of poetry that will be available to you all later in the year. Until then, if you enjoy the work you read on this page, I have several books available for purchase via the link. So if the fancy takes you, please visit my store and take your pick. Not only will you recieve a beautifully printed book that you will be able to pick up and read at any time, you will be supporting an independent writer. The world is a difficult place for anyone trying to stay independent in any industry, so by buying just one book you are truly supporting me in the best way possible. It helps me fund future projects and really means the world to me. I am not really a salesman so this comes as a slightly alien thing to me. But those are the perils of being independent. Thank you for reading this and taking an interest in my work. Every comment, share or like means the world to me. Till next time. Take care.
As some of you know I have been hard at work on a series of three poetry books. This is a recording I made of my poem Trees, Autumn from Volume 1 I have no news as of yet when this first volume will be available, but as soon as I do I will share with you all.
Other than my sunny ramblings around the North of Yorkshire, I have been working on a series of new books. Just finished the second draft of the first volume tonight. And it has a new title…
It’s been a productive day… As well as cooking a Thai Green curry for my folks and myself I have finished the first draft of the first volume of the Poetrybox series! I am very happy with it! I hope to have more news soon… Until then, here’s a screen shot of one of the poems.
Happy World Book Day everyone. To celebrate this day all the books in my store are discounted by 20% http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/phillipmellor
It is just for today, so if you want a discounted copy please follow the link to purchase your copies today.